Originally Posted by granddog29
Moving forward maybe but his side to side movement is far from the best. It is good but nowhere near as good as Nadal or Djokovic, or several others, and that is where most of the movement in tennis is, especialy for a baseliner.
Monfils also looks like a clumsy oaf covering the court compared to Nadal. I remember seeing Monfils play Federer and he was using strained and awkward movements to change directions and keep up with Federer. Nadal, on the other hand, shrinks the court a lot more effectively and he can accomplish this without all the goofy slips and slides that Monfils has to employ.